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Pedaling Over the Hump

Pedaling Over the Hump

By localcrew   |   May 15, 2008 May 15, 2008

Mid-way through the work week and the participant numbers keep climbing. While Free’s rear-hub casualty has taken some of the spark out of our Pat HQ vs. Distribution Center rivalry, the Retail Bike Challenge remains hotly contested. While you find the store’s individual rider numbers below, consult the… Read More

Probably Not Riding His Bike This Week

Probably Not Riding His Bike This Week

By Patagonia   |   May 14, 2008 May 14, 2008

Bike to Work Week seems like the perfect time to have another look at how some people feel about the spirit of Bike to Work Week. This video was posted here earlier, under “Keeping Alternative Transportation on the Radar.” This was back in the good-ol’ days when… Read More

Blurring the Lines – Cycling Clif Style

Blurring the Lines – Cycling Clif Style

Feb 14, 2008 February 14, 2008

Last November I was lucky enough to get a spot—the last spot—on Clif Bar’s cycling team. It’s awesome to be among a squad of strong riders and have sponsorship from a company with social interests compatible to Patagonia’s. Plus, Clif makes the yummiest energy food around! Last… Read More

Got Your Difference Right Here

Got Your Difference Right Here

Jan 15, 2008 January 15, 2008

We ran a post a little while back featuring a video clip of one of our U.S. representatives ripping apart the then-pending energy bill (Keeping Alternative Transp. on the Radar). His comments took aim at the line of the bill that sought to set aside $1 million… Read More

Getting There: A Journey Toward Greener Driving

Getting There: A Journey Toward Greener Driving

Nov 1, 2007 November 1, 2007

[Ed note:  This is the first of a three-part post from former Patagonia employee Matt Hunt. Matt was kind enough to share the details of his conversion of a Toyota Land Cruiser using Patagonia’s alternative transportation incentive plan. Read on for an inside look at one man’s eco-fueled automotive quest.]… Read More

Hole in the Ground Gets Some Love

Hole in the Ground Gets Some Love

Aug 17, 2007 August 17, 2007

This just in from some of the folks in our Reno Distribution Center. These people like to ride, which is why they pitch in every year to make sure one of their favorite trails stays in good shape. On Tuesday August 8/7, eight Patagonia employees from Reno worked on… Read More

Bike Mountain, Make Wilderness – Part 4

Bike Mountain, Make Wilderness – Part 4

Jun 28, 2007 June 28, 2007

Navigation of the washout is far from easy, the only reasonablechoice is to completely unload the bike and ferry it and my gear downthe embankment, across the stream, and up the steep and sandy oppositebank. The entire process takes 40 minutes.  I cover 30 yards. Theroad on the far side… Read More

Bike Mountain, Make Wilderness – Part 3

Bike Mountain, Make Wilderness – Part 3

Jun 26, 2007 June 26, 2007

sweep of velvet green meadow ringed with aspens, leaves manicured to an even height by the elk, deer, and few free-range cattle that move through these mountains each season. I’ll be leaving the car here, and setting out by bike as soon as I can organize my gear… [Morning blues… Read More

Bike Mountain, Make Wilderness – Part 2

Bike Mountain, Make Wilderness – Part 2

Jun 22, 2007 June 22, 2007

[Lupines give definition to the "blue" in Blue Mass Canyon, Kern Mountains. White Pine County, NV. Photo: David Smoyer. Map: Proposed boundary for Blue Mass Wilderness. Survey work  compared on-the-ground realities with this mapped proposal. Remote Nevada dirt roads are often little more than twin shadowy lines… Read More

Bike Mountain, Make Wilderness – Part 1

Bike Mountain, Make Wilderness – Part 1

Jun 20, 2007 June 20, 2007

"Wilderness," by both popular and political definition, is a large physical space devoid of the artifacts of human interference—no occupied permanent structures, no motors, no roads. To be something eligible for protection under the law, Wilderness must be a concrete thing, something that can be measured and documented. But in… Read More

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